586. When the following groups of letters are unscrambled into words, which one is
the odd man out?

EEEEPT GMAWWI
TRUY SUOEH

HOUSE. It is generally considered a non-movable dwelling. (TEEPEE, WIGWAM AND YURT are all mobile dwellings).

587. What is a four letter word ending with the letters e-n-y?

588. In a tree-clearing project, six lumberjacks can
chop down 18 non-endangered trees in twelve hours. How many lumberjacks will it take to cut down 9 trees in four hours?

9. Each man takes 4 hours to chop down a tree.

589. Clark, Daw and Fuller make their living as carpenter, painter and plumber,
though not necessarily respectively.

The painter recently tried to get the carpenter to do some work for him, but was told that the carpenter was out doing some remodeling for the plumber.

The plumber makes more money than the painter.

Daw makes more money than Clark.

Fuller has never heard of Daw.

What is each man's occupation?

Clark is the carpenter, Daw the painter, and Fuller the plumber.

590. Find the word that fits the first definition,
then add a "D" in front of it to make a new word that matches the second definition.

Place a "D" in front of an abbreviation of an electrical unit to make another work for moist.

Place a "D" in front of an English pub beverage to get an English valley.

591. What is the smallest five-digit number in which the digit in the 10 place is
twice the digit in the 1000 place?

Note: The number will not change when you exchange the digits in the 100 and 1 place.

592. What one word can mean "a piece of furniture" or "to set
aside"?

593. Can you punctuate the words in the sentences below so that it makes
sense? None of the words are shown capitalized so as not to give any hints as to the beginning or ending of the sentences.

that that is is that that is not is not is it it is

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is it? It is!

594. The equation 176 + 283 = 459 uses all the digits from 1 to 9 only once
each. There are many combinations of those numbers that will deliver the same result. Can you come up with 2 more?

183 + 276 = 459 and 186 + 273 = 459 are some of the possibilities.

595. Your boss has gone out of town. Her secretary is angry at you for some
reason, so he tells you, "She wants to see you in her office at 8:3O A.M. two days after the day before the day after tomorrow." What day will you
show up half an hour early to see your boss? Today is Tuesday.

596. The names of eight people are hidden in the sentence below. (The
letters are in consecutive order.)

He hinted that tying up the stubborn animals had been hard.

Ted, Ed, Hatty, Ty, Stu, Nan, Ima, and Al.

597. Find a number that will replace letters a and b so that the five digit number
will be divisible by 36:

19a9b

Note: There are two possible solutions.

19692 or 19296. A number is divisible by 36 if it can be divided by 9 and 4. Nine and four have the following characteristics...1. A number is divisible by 4 if the last two digits --look at them as a new number-- are divisible by 4. 2. A number is divisible by 9 if the sum of the digits is divisible by 9. Therefore the letter b can be replaced by 2 or 6, since 92 as well as 96 is divisible by 4.

598. Take each letter as indicated. When you put the letters in the order
given, you'll have a new word.

My first is in Qantas but not in stand,

My second is in up but not in down,

My third is in is but not in sat

My last is in zebra, but not in bean.

599. In a conventional clock, how many times does the minute hand pass the hour
hand between noon and midnight?

600. Mrs. Fumblefinger was working in the kitchen when a loose ring, with a big
diamond on it, slipped off her finger and fell smack into some coffee. Strange to say, the diamond did not get wet. Why?

The ring fell into a can of dry, ground coffee.